Will’s Sweet and Simple First Birthday Party

I can’t believe I’m writing a recap post for our son’s first birthday. If I’m being honest, I can’t really believe we have a son, but since he’s now a year old, I should probably stop admitting that. It’s just that sometimes I look at him and think about how amazingly wonderful his story is […]

ONEderful! – An Inexpensive DIY First Birthday Shirt

Today is Will’s first birthday and while I’m working on a recap post with details from his super simple but super wonderful party yesterday, I wanted to go ahead and share how I created a cute DIY first birthday shirt onesie for him. I’ll start off by saying that while this project turned out just […]

DIwYatt: DIY Stadium Seat Tutorial

Melissa asked me to share the tutorial and plans behind our DIY stadium seat she debuted on our blog’s instagram. Here’s the backstory: over the weekend, we met up with some friends for Shakespeare in the Park, a “free” (donations accepted) show held each summer near the Plaza in Kansas City. #kansascitydatenight with good friends and […]

Ultimate Baby Registry Guide – Our Favorite Baby Gear – Part 2

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Completing the Deck Set

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Free Summer Popsicle Printables – Freebie FriYAY

As I’ve said before, I’m certainly not a designer, but I like to pretend to be sometimes, and in honor of summer starting this week, I thought it would be fun to create a free summer printable with popsicles. I made them in four different colors and sayings so you can download your favorite. Or all four! […]

Our Suburban Garden – June Update

The last time we checked in on our suburban garden, there wasn’t much happening…except rain. Now, we’re officially in the heat of the summer I think, and all that rain seems to be long gone. But luckily, most of our garden seems to be adjusting pretty well. First of all, I have to tell you […]

Ultimate Baby Registry Guide – Our Favorite Baby Gear Purchases – Part 1

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Summer Mantle Decor – Shiny and “Sandy”

Now, you might think I’m going to be talking about beachy summer mantle decor, complete with seashells and sand in a pretty bottle, with the reference to “sandy.” But nope. It’s a different kind of “Sandy.” Want the song stuck in your head all day? GO WATCH IT HERE. Gotcha. Anyway, our summer mantle really […]

An Imperfectly Pretty Painted Pot

A week or so ago, I started working on a little project for a friend who was moving to a new house. (She’s a friend in real life and a blogger friend—go check her out HERE, or on INSTAGRAM!) I wanted to customize a little ceramic pot and give her a baby from my growing Christmas […]

A Day in the Life

Hi friends, happy weekend! I thought it would be fun to share a little glimpse into our day-to-day routine since we haven’t been doing any big projects lately. Plus, we use this little corner of the internet as a sort of journal of our lives, chronicling projects and trips and life milestones. So, I’m sharing photos […]

A Couple Kitchen Changes

I know, I know. I just made a big deal about how our kitchen is finally done. Go see the recap, here! But, we’re never really totally done, right? To be fair, the most recent updates are pretty darn small. And, to be honest while we’re being fair, small changes are all we have time for these […]

A Rocky Start – Garden Update

A more accurate title for this post would be “A Weedy Start.” In case you can’t tell, those are tubs of asparagus…or weeds. Yikes, right? Over the weekend, we spent a little while tending the garden. I had high hopes to get totally back on track with that this year after pretty much neglecting it […]

Weekend Rewind – Memorial Day Memories

This weekend was a breath of fresh air. After a rough week of Will being sick while I struggled to meet work deadlines, I was ready for a little break. Not to mention, it’s been raining for weeks and weeks, which gave me a serious case of spring fever. We were able to spend time […]

Hand-me-down Happiness

One of the biggest blessings most young families are given is the gift of hand-me-down furniture. It’s wonderful to help fill empty rooms and prevent everyone from having to sit on lawn chairs or canoes in the living room. But, the bad part about all that free furniture is that it doesn’t always perfectly suit our […]

Sponsored Post – PlumbTile

**This post is #Sponsored by PlumbTile, but the words and opinions are all our own. ** As I’ve mentioned a few times, we’re starting to work on planning our laundry room remodel. We’re not going to do a full renovation, but we’d like to add a few fancy features, like maybe a nice tile wall […]

Our Kitchen Cost Breakdown

Now that we’re (finally) considering our kitchen done, I wanted to share a cost run-down with you guys because even though I wouldn’t call this a “bargain” upgrade, we tried really hard to always keep a tight budget in mind when making decisions and I think it’s important to share how we’ve splurged and saved […]

Our Kitchen Renovation Recap

Now that the kitchen has been done for awhile, I figure we should do a final recap post. So, get ready for a bunch of photos. I’ve also inserted links where I could, to round up all our project posts. Thanks for sticking with us through this super long process. It’s been a frustrating process, […]

Freebie FriYAY – Mercies Are New

It’s been awhile since I shared a #Freebie FriYAY with you all so I wanted to pop in with this one before I start the weekend. (sorry for the bad cell photo-this is the darkest corner of our house, apparently.) This week has been one of the best I can remember in a long time. […]

DIY Strawberry Tower – From the Office Store!

Last year, our strawberries didn’t do all that well, mostly because they were shaded by the cucumbers and overgrown and just sitting on the ground where bugs and moisture took a toll on our harvest. Lots of blooms, but not many ripened berries. So, this year, I wanted to try and transplant them to a […]

A Deal on Deck Chairs

It’s springtime, which means the temperatures are just about perfect for grilling and spending time outside, whether we’re on the deck, or down in the yard. So, that means it’s time to pull out the patio furniture so we have some place to sit and eat. Or sit and read. Or sit and work. Basically, a […]

Our 2016 Suburban Garden

This weekend, we finally got the garden all planted. It’s a big job every year to get it ready, but it always feels good to cross it off the list in the spring. When we first started working, they were pretty sad. So, we added a lot of composted dirt to the beds this year, […]

A Chair Change

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A Shiny Spot for Sweets

It’s raining again and I just got Will down for a late nap. (Finally!) So I wanted to take a few minutes to share a little project I worked on awhile back. Did you see it? No, it’s not fixing the crooked photos in that gallery. But thanks for pointing that out because it’s all […]

Where we’ve been…

I’m sorry we’ve been so quiet this week. (Not a single post–the shame!) So, I wanted to check in and just let you know that yes, we’re still here, and yes, we have several projects in progress. And several other projects that are completed and just waiting to be written about and posted…but, it’s been […]

Feebie FriYAY – Loved & Lovely

Today’s #FreebieFriYAY is a reminder I need to hear daily. Or hourly.  Because I often don’t feel loved. Or lovely. Motherhood isn’t exactly the most glamorous job out there. I mean, unless you think yoga pants covered in baby drool and smeared vegetable puree, stained nursing tanks, old stretched out t-shirts, and three-day old hair […]

Progress Check – 2016 Goal

It’s time to talk about our progress, so far, on our goals for the year. I honestly haven’t even thought about these much so I’m guessing this isn’t going to be all that encouraging, but here goes nothing… 1. Add a garbage disposal back under the kitchen sink. Hooray! We can cross the first item off the […]

A Baby Gate That Works for Us

I can’t believe it, but Will is crawling all over the place. And that means we needed to do some babyproofing. We’re still not done, but we did cross a big item off the list last weekend… the gate at the top of the stairs. (Like the bookcase? We built it. Click here for the […]

Freebie FriYAY! Breathing in Possibility Print

Happy #FreebieFriYAY! I needed something to replace the Easter prints on my clipboard wall, so I made a spring print to celebrate how fresh and full of potential the morning sunshine feels in the spring. I also grabbed this awesome “Oh Lord Abide With Me” free print from Danielle Burkleo. Seriously, her printables are amazing and […]

When The Dryer Makes a Funny Noise…

On Saturday night, I was home by myself with Will and trying to get one last load of laundry done while I nursed him before bedtime. The dryer started to make a really loud rattling sound and I knew something wasn’t right so I quickly laid Will in his crib and went in there to check […]